...Betsy wasn't nervous by nature. In the daytime, she'd have tackled a tiger. But at night her vivid imagination turned every groan of the woodwork into a prowler, every whistle of the wind into a fire engine.The ad says a bedroom extension costs only $1.25 a month, plus tax and a small installation charge. Or, if you wanted you could get the Princess phone which glows in the dark, lights up, and comes in 5 colors for only $2 a month.
Then a friend suggested I get her a bedside phone. He said it gave his wife a "sense of security" -- feeling that she was just a reach away from friends, doctors, firemen, police, even the FBI and National Guard.
It's weird to think of the days when the phone company owned the phone equipment, and you had essentially had to rent it from them.